A favourite place to spend a day exploring, here are two new miniature paintings featuring the beautiful Coquihalla River as it flows alongside the Othello Tunnels, near Hope BC. More information about the Othello Tunnels, and the Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park, can be found by following this link, for those who are interested.
These two paintings are available for purchase from Gallery 8 on Salt Spring Island, as part of the gallery’s 12th Anniversary Spring Show.
Title: “River Suite 1 & 2”, miniature paintings measuring 1.5 x 6 inches each, acrylic on artboard.
We have finally made it to Nunavut! After much preparation and travel we arrived in the north to new snow lightly falling and a beautiful day looking out over the water. Hope to have my studio set up soon and then back to painting!
For me, a day on the west coast of Vancouver Island is usually a grand adventure out on the trails, through the trees and across the beaches. And yes, more often than not, a rainy one too. But when the sun is shining, it is absolutely glorious!
Here is a miniature painting I did of a day spent on the beautiful west coast titled: “Summer Shore” (measuring a tiny 1.75 x 4.25 inches in size), painted with acrylic on art board.
I’m very pleased to share that Peninsula Gallery in Sidney BC is opening their new show today! I have six miniature paintings in the show, along with many beautiful works created by several gallery artists. Here are the details below, and you are most welcome to visit the gallery or view the show online
As promised, our gallery’s door is officially reopening today
Saturday June 6 at 10am!
You can visit our gallery just as before, we allow maximum 8 people to be in the gallery at any given time, you can also watch a short video of a walk through of the gallery or browse through all new arrivals on our website on Event page.
Some folks have asked me about the scale of my work so I thought I’d take a pic with a few of my paintings next to some studio items to compare size with. Often, I’ll use a quarter next to my painting for scale but it’s fun to use a few other things too! The white surface I’m painting on is Canson art board, nice and sturdy for acrylic painting. 🙂🎨🖌
Some of my tiniest miniature paintings, these eight little pieces were done for a show a few years ago and, when I can go out treasure hunting again, I hope to find more of these little antique frames. Each tiny painting measures approximately 2 x 1.5 inches in size, all are painted with acrylic on hardboard.
Painting the landscape in such a small format offers a good challenge technically as well as visually. My hope is that each painting presents itself as a tiny portal to another place offering a glimpse, if you will, of something lovely.
These two miniature paintings are from the Englishman River area near Parksville BC, a terrific spot for a cool break on a hot day, or a hike in the woods. I’ve been working through a series of paintings featuring this lovely area, and “Englishman River” is a very similar sister painting to one I did in January.
I’d have to say that painting river rocks with moving water, or still water, in fact – any kind of water – is my favourite subject to paint. I’m looking forward to the beautiful parks in my area opening again so I can revisit these wonderful landscapes, both in the moment, and later in the studio.
Englishman River (5.25 x 1.5 inches) with coin for scale. Acrylic on art board.
Englishman River (5.25 x 1.5 inches). Acrylic on art board.
Englishman River Falls (5.25 x 1.5 inches), with coin for scale. Acrylic on artboard.
Englishman River Falls (5.25 x 1.5 inches). Acrylic on art board.
For those who like to doodle and/or colour (like I do!), here is a link to the colouring pages available here on my website where you can print off designs to help scratch your creative itch. Maybe now is a good time to dust off my pens and design some new ones!
Here are just a few of the designs I’ve drawn that can be printed and coloured: